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Marlene Chism is an executive educator, consultant, and author of Stop Workplace Drama (Wiley, 2011) and No-Drama Leadership (Bibliomotion, 2015). She works with executives and high-performing leaders who want to transform culture in the workplace. She can be reached at marlene@marlenechism.com.

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Curiosity as a leadership skill

Curiosity: A Critical Leadership Skill to Gain Knowledge and Stop Drama

By | Posted Apr 3, 2017

You will find yourself in various difficult situations on your leadership journey. To handle these situations, you need to develop […]

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Awareness And Intention: Critical Skills For Difficult Conversations

By | Posted Nov 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

Leaders often avoid difficult conversations because they either don’t have the skills, or they fear all the emotions that may arise. The key is setting a conscious intention to guide the dialogue.

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Millennials Working For Boomers: Here’s The Inside Scoop

By | Posted Oct 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

There might be a “generation gap” when it comes to millennials working for Boomers, but there are so many things both cohorts can learn from each other—making the relationship mutually beneficial.

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A Boomer’s View, Through The Eyes Of Millennials

By | Posted Sep 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

A Baby Boomer looks at things from the perspective of a millennial entering the workforce. We could all learn a lot about other generations, if we’d only look past our own preconceived notions.

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4 Ways To Lead And Engage Your Virtual Team

By | Posted Jul 27, 2016

Effectively managing a virtual team is a fine art. Even with all the technology available, so much of the communication is non-verbal, making engagement more difficult. It’s easy to miss the clues that indicate drama may be brewing—so here are 4 ways to make it work.

Your Open-Door Policy Doesn’t Have To Be A Productivity Killer

By | Posted Jul 6, 2016 | 1 Comment

Don’t let your open-door policy negatively impact your day. Marlene Chism explains how leaders can easily maintain healthy relationships with their colleagues without compromising productivity.

State of Being: Why Every Leader Needs to Master This Skill

By | Posted May 31, 2016 | 4 Comments

The key to mindful leadership is making decisions that are aligned with your inner values. Marlene Chism, author of “No Drama Leadership,” provides three questions for you to consider before diving into a decision you may regret.

Five Ways to Elevate Your Leadership

By | Posted Apr 11, 2016

Are you ready to increase your leadership potential? Position yourself for greatness by incorporating leadership development expert Marlene Chism’s five simple strategies.

Reduce Anxiety and Regain Leadership Effectiveness

By | Posted Mar 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

Are you suffering from anxiety at work? It’s very easy for us to get distracted and overwhelmed which can lead to a number of negative results. Marlene Chism offers a deeper insight into the root of our fears and how we can overcome them to become better leaders.

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4 Ways Managers Can Make Difficult Conversations Easier

By | Posted Feb 3, 2016 | 1 Comment

Are you avoiding the tough talk with your employees? Confront your fears and lead the conversation with confidence by employing these four solid tactics.

Three Myths Of Leadership

By | Posted Jan 7, 2016 | 4 Comments

New leaders can often be overwhelmed either when they’re promoted or take on an entirely new position. Marlene Chism, a consultant, national speaker and expert on leadership and workplace drama, offers her insight on how leaders can thrive at any organization. Learn how to distinguish fact from fiction as you develop your new leadership role.